Electric mobility for tourists: the most effective solutions

A study bringing together the best practices in the cross-border regions of Italy and Switzerland

Bolzano, 1st July 2020 – Now online is the Inventory of Best Practices by Region, a study of the current situation regarding electric mobility and its impact on the tourism sector in South Tyrol, the Canton of Ticino and the province of Verbania-Cusio-Ossola. The study was conducted by the MOBSTER project, which involves collaboration between research centres, transport companies and local government in the three regions, as part of the Interreg Italy-Switzerland Cooperation Programme.

With the Inventory of Best Practices by Region, MOBSTER provides local governments and urban/regional planners with shining examples of charging infrastructure for electric cars and e-bikes, tourist itineraries for electric vehicle owners and attractive offers aimed at tourists and accommodation facilities alike. The study also analyses policies promoting electromobility in the project’s pilot areas.

Website users can download the report free of charge or browse the 28 best practices and find out which technical aspects and business models are the most effective when it comes to the expansion and promotion of electric mobility.

The inventory’s publication concludes the first phase of the MOBSTER project, which focused on analysing the context. In recent months, researchers from Eurac Research – the Italian centre leading the project – have been engaged in creating a questionnaire aimed at gathering information on the electric mobility needs of residents and tourists in the three regions. The results will be published on the progettomobster.eu website in early 2021. By the end of this year, work will also begin on installing 43 charging stations for electric cars and 25 e-bike charging points across the South Tyrol and Verbania-Cusio-Ossola regions. All this will contribute to providing a better tourist experience while respecting the environment.

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